* 2001 Butkus Award Semifinalist
* 2001 Second Team All-American (AP)
* 2001 First Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, Football News)
* 2001 Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year (Louisiana Sports Writer's Association)
* 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll
* 2001 Verizon Academic All-District Team
* SEC Player of the Week vs. Mississippi State (Oct. 20, 2001)
* 2000 All-SEC, First Team (Football News, College Sports-Southeast, Rivals.com)
* 2000 All-SEC, Second Team (AP, SEC Coaches)
* 2000 Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year (Louisiana Sports Writer's Association)
* 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll
* 2000 Verizon Academic All-District Team
* 1999 Freshman All-America, second team (The Sporting News)
* 1999 Freshman All-SEC (Knoxville News Sentinel)
* 1999 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
JUNIOR SEASON (2001): One of the nation's top linebackers ... Semifinalist for the Butkus Award ... Named second team All-America by the Associated Press and earned a spot on first team All-SEC squad by both the AP and the Coaches ... Led LSU with 119 tackles - 77 solo ... Named SEC Player of the Week after LSU's shutout win over Miss. State ... Recorded double-figure tackles in 5 of LSU's last 8 games ... Also had double-figure tackles in 6 of LSU's 13 contest this year ... Had 4 tackles vs. Tennessee in SEC Championship game ... Had 9 tackles and 1 sack vs. Auburn ... Prior to that, had 13 tackles vs. MSU and Ole Miss and 10 vs. Alabama, Middle Tennessee, and Arkansas ... Also had 1 sack and 2 tackles for losses vs. Arkansas ... Had a season-best 18 tackles vs. Tennessee ... Has 5 tackles for losses and 14 QB pressures ... Rated as the nation's No. 1 inside linebacker by the Sporting News Prior to the season ... Named to the Verizon Academic All-District team.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000): One of the top linebackers in the Southeastern Conference ... Named first team All-SEC by the Football News, College Sports-Southeast and Rivals.com and was a second team selection by the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as well as the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District team ... Posted the most tackles by a Tiger since Shawn Burks in 1985 (113), recording a team-leading 113 tackles, including 77 solos and nine for losses ... Ranked second in the SEC in tackles ... Posted double figures in tackles in four games - career-best 18 vs. Houston, 13 vs. Tennessee and Kentucky and 12 vs. UAB ... Named LSU's Defensive Player of the Week a team-high three times - vs. Western Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky ... Recovered four fumbles on the season with the Tigers converting on three of them for 17 points ... His nine tackles for loss tied with Howard Green for the team lead in the category ... Recorded the first two sacks of his career in 2000, picking up sacks against Kentucky and Alabama ... Posted nine tackles on three occasions - vs. Auburn, Alabama and Arkansas ... Started all 11 regular-season games and the Peach Bowl ... Recorded eight tackles, including one for minus 2 yards and forced a fumble vs. Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl ... Has now started 20 straight games for the Tigers ... Started the 2000 season on the Butkus Award Watch List, a list of the top 70 linebackers in the nation.
TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (1999): A second team Freshman All-America choice in 1999 by The Sporting News ... Emerged as a rising star on the defensive side of the ball ... Made his first career start in the 4th game of the year and did not lose the position, starting the final 8 games of the year ... Finished the season with 68 tackles, 4 for a loss (-8) yards, 3 pass breakups, 5 quarterback hurries and 1 fumble recovery ... Had his best game of the year at Alabama ... He made 16 tackles, including 10 solo stops ... Made double-digit tackles at Georgia with 10 ... Named to the Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team, Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman Team and the Sporting News Freshman All-America Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100, The Advocate's Super Dozen, the Times Picayune's Top 20 Blue Chip List, Tiger Rag's Dirty Dozen, Louisiana Football Magazine's All-Louisiana Team ... Led Lafayette to Class 5A playoff wildcard berth ... Senior year had 600 yards rushing on offense and made 80 tackles on defense ... Coached in high school by Bobby Green.
Faulk's Career Tackles Totals
Year G-GS UT AT TT TBL Sacks
1999 Fr. 11-8 40 28 68 4-8 0
2000 So. 11-11 77 36 113 9-24 2-3
2001 Jr. 12-12 77 42 119 5-17 2-11
TOTALS 34-31 194 106 300 18-49 4-13